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DOYLEISM OF THE DAY: “Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened?”

by Doyle Brunson |  Published: Apr 19, '10

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The spring and fall weather in Las Vegas is hard to beat. I go swimming every day when I get up and because of my bad shoulder, I use a backstroke a lot. So when I look up in the sky there isn’t a single cloud in a blue sky. It is absolutely gorgeous.

I previously wrote a blog about my trips to Texas but having just got back from another visit I have to talk about it again. The Texas towns are thriving and show no sign of the bad economy. There seems to be no empty buildings and all the stores appear to be busy. Most of the farmers have more money than they have ever had because of the oil wells and wind farms. It only takes a six mile per hour wind to turn these big turbines that power the generator to create electricity. I don’t understand why they aren’t all across America reducing our dependency on foreign countries for oil.

Another thing I was unaware of is that all of America’s nuclear waste is being stored in Texas. It is only 30 miles from my family’s house to the storage dump. Imagine the millions of dollars being poured into the economy from that. I guess after Harry Reid stopped the nuclear waste from coming into Nevada they went to the wide open spaces of Texas.

That’s the good news from there but the economy here in Nevada looks pretty grim. The Brunson family had to walk away from a 16 million dollar investment in Las Vegas real estate. The price of land is about 30% of what it was when we bought it and local banks don’t even want to talk about making any new loans. Las Vegas is probably hit worse than any place in America and it will take years to recover, if it ever does.

Flying back from my trip, you come in over Lake Mead. That is one huge lake and holds a lot of water. It’s hard to believe we have a shortage but most of the water goes on into California. The lake is the lowest I can remember and you can see the old water line from the air. I wonder sometimes if everything is declining in America. Certainly a lot of our natural resources are, but there is plenty left. I hope we use them wisely because I remember an old saying spoofing Forrest Gump. It said, “Life isn’t like a box of chocolates, it’s like a jar of jalapenos. What we do today might burn our butt tomorrow.”

It looks like I have to pass on the Bellagio tournament because of a previous commitment. A year ago, one of my college basketball teammates asked me if I would speak at a convention for the athletic directors of California high schools. I said yes, unaware that the dates were conflicting with the tournament. It’s impossible for me not to go because they have put out literature and brochures talking about the convention.

Congrats to Vanessa Selbst for winning the Mohegan Sun tournament. Lots of folks seem to be down on her because of her sexual preference. But as far as her ability at a poker table, I can attest to the fact she is really good. She knocked me out of the heads up tournament at the WSOP and impressed me with her play.

-DB

Doyle "Tex Dolly" Brunson is a 10-time WSOP bracelet winner, best-selling author, and is known worldwide as the father of modern poker. His list of poker accomplishments and awards are endless.

 
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Venable
9 years ago

yeah, why are they on Vanessa, he's a hell of a player, he licked them good at the Mohegan!

 
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Venable
9 years ago

Did you know that Cole South and Vanessa are twin brothers?

 
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seamarfan269
9 years ago

OMG!! "my 2 cents"

 
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R.J. Stuffnpuff
9 years ago

I'm glad to see you you're getting some exercise. I am disappointed to see Alex Tortellini is still writing a blog. I had hoped you would have had him "taken care of" by now. I guess you feel sorry for the lttle guy.

 
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oldeschoolpkrr
9 years ago

Doyle, don't worry about America declining. We both seen a lot of ups and downs and we always recover. This time is a little worse because we have a government bound and determined to suck the life out of the people and their pocketbooks. So after this November, when we flush the likes of Harry Ried, and most of the rat liberals in Congress down the into the cesspool where they belong....we will all feel a little better. Except the messiah in the White House...who will be feeling nothing but our wrath for his being a socialist....

 
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clunker
9 years ago

Come to Az. 1 of the worst run states in the US where the Gov. is a Rep. The State Sen. is Rep. State house of Rep. is Rep. This is a state that is run by radical Conservative Republicans who have never seen a child they want to educate. They talk smaller goverment while passing inane stupid laws such as no smoking in bars but you can bring your loaded gun into the bar, you have to wait 2 years to get a divorce,since a black man was elected Pres. a law was passed saying anyone running for Pres has to bring their birth certificate to Az to prove they are a citizen. These are just a few of the idiotic laws passed recently here in Az. by the Republican Goverment that runs the state at all levels while the state circles the toilet bowl. I can't wait to get some Conservative Republican dinosaurs elected to national office so we can roll back the clock to the 40' or 50's and go 3rd world all the way baby.

 
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oldeschoolpkrr
almost 9 years ago

Az is also the first state with a government with guts enough to at least try to put a stop to the invading infesting hordes of illegal mexicans who are turning our beautiful country in to a country which is quickly starting to look like the one they left...namely a corrupt, overpopulated, drug and crime ridden, third world leftist dictatorship. Then where will the beaners go...to Canada??? We can only hope.....

 
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texasroadgambler
almost 9 years ago

oldeschool:

"corrupt"? The political corruption in this country puts any other country's to shame.

I am sure that you have not missed the ongoing drama unfolding daily about the role that political corruption in this country has played and is still playing out to create the financial bookmaking operation known as Wall Street.

That little operation is like a bookie operting with a pencil and paper with no intent to pay if they lose. The taxpayers get to pay off the bookies bets when Wall Street loses.

Goldman, AIG, ad infinitum.

The corruption in Mexico wouldn't make a pimple on their big asses.

 
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clunker
almost 9 years ago

Spoken like a truly ugly American Odleschool. The beauty of America is that after we ripped off the native Americans of their beautiful lands and put them in their place on the res. we welcomed all immagrints with open arms to this country. But now we are basically populated by scared old white people who are afraid of change of any kind. Your racial slur would be more realistic pointed at the thieves representing Goldman Sachs who before Congress yesterday denied knowing anything about ripping off the American public and helping cause the perdicament our country finds itself in today while they were paying themselves millions. These people plus the drug cartels dealers[who have nothing to do with illegal immagration] should meet the same fate. Early morning a last cig. a blind fold and a firing squad.

 
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oldeschoolpkrr
almost 9 years ago

Clunker...you are a leftist parasite...probably indoctrinated byour left wing education system. Our country run by scared white people? Your wonderful president is white? Well actually he is half white, but choses to ignore that fact and the fact that the whites in his family raised and supported him, while his african half abandoned him at birth. Anybody who is not white is a saint to people like you...which makes me suspicious that you yourself are white. So you are a typical guilt-ridden self hating leftist. Why are you like that? Oh did something happen in your childhood...maybe one day you wanted frosted flakes, and your momma gave you shredded wheat, and you hae hated white people ever since? You undoubtedly are a loser at poker, and at life as well...unfortunately people like you are in charge of the gov't, the media and Hollywierd. Temporarily...in charge. We will soon change that this November...at the least the gov't part.

 
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oldeschoolpkrr
almost 9 years ago

Roadgambler...there is corruption on wall street...but drug cartels don't run our goverment like in Mexico. Have you really read any news lately? Maybe any news in the last 40 or 50 years? Do you not know what is happening on the border? Do you even care? I wonder how the people in Texas would like it if a rancher with land on the border was gunned down by illegals? Or if a whole family was gunned down at a red light in the middle of town? And these are the people you defend, and say are better than our country? Take your head out of your big ass, you moron...

 
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texasroadgambler
almost 9 years ago

oldeschool:

Why are you such an angry man? I think that you could materially improve your life by taking an anger management class.

Why did you choose Doyle's blog to rant and rave on? Surely you don't think that he agrees with your behavior here?

Generally, people who write hate-filled venemous rants are unhappy with their station in life. I suspect that is the case with you. But only you can improve your station in life. Hating an entire ethnic paople certainly won't accomplish that. Hating destroys the hater, not the hated. It eats away at the spirit of the hater everyday.

As for your bigotted statements about Latin Americans, perhaps you are so blinded by your hate that you haven't noticed that the majority of the legal residents in border areas are of Mexican American descent. And yes, some are even citizens. The "Beaners" as you call them, right?

 
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clunker
almost 9 years ago

Wow Oldeschoolpkrr what can I saw. 1st I didnot say the gov. was run by scared white people I said the country was populated by them. 2nd as far as being a parasite I have never taken anything that I have not earned. 3rd your assertion that i'm a losing poker player. Well i do not play poker for a living, I enjoy playing and at the end of each year I end up making a little money. As far as your personel attack on the brand of cereal I like and my mother you obviously a very ignorant person. As far as being a guilt ridden self hating leftist[ have to love the name calling thats all these folks have] I have lived a long and honest life and will continue to treat people the way I would like them to treat me. Maybe you should try that brand of life.

 
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